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Review: Find Your Freelance Writing Niches from John Soares

This is a review of Find Your Freelance Writing Niches, a course from John Soares of As I do in any review, I’ll share an overview with you followed by highlights, suggestions, and my overall verdict. For full disclosure, while this is not an affiliate review, John did provide me with access to the course materials for review. Let’s start by taking a look at how … read more

3 Freelance Writing Templates & Worksheets

In the last couple of posts we talked about learning new types of freelance writing projects. And I promised I’d release a few new free downloads this month to help you with that. Today I have three of them for you. Below you’ll find links to download a free press release template, and worksheets to help you outline case studies and white papers. These are … read more

Weekend Reading: Freelance Writing Project Tutorials

Earlier this week I answered a reader’s question about how you should respond when a client asks you to take on a freelance writing project you have no experience with. They specifically wanted to know how you could learn a new project type quickly. I promised to follow up with a collection of tutorials, templates, and worksheets that could help you learn how to tackle … read more

Review of Peter Bowerman’s Well-Fed Craft

Review of Peter Bowerman’s Well-Fed Craft: The Fast Track to Marketing-Writing Mastery by Jennifer Mattern | Updated June 19, 2020 | Freelance Writing, Writers’ Resources June 2020 Update Peter Bowerman has generously offered to provide a bonus 30-minute one-on-one coaching session to any of you who sign up for his Well-Fed Craft course through All Freelance Writing (not a limited time offer; you can get … read more

Don’t Miss The Writer’s Bundle from The Write Life: $1667 in Writing Resources for Just $99

Note: This post contains affiliate links. If you don’t want to use them, you can visit directly to find info about The Writer’s Bundle. I love writing resources. Even after nearly two decades in the business, I devour books and e-books on the topic regularly. I test new tools. I create templates for just about everything to make my life easier. And I try … read more

NaNoWriMo 2016: Plan & Resources

NaNoWriMo 2016 is well underway. Plotters have their stories outlined. Pantsers have hit the ground running. And aspiring and experienced novelists alike have that 50k word target in their sights. Today let’s talk about the NaNoWriMo writing process — what we’re working on, how we’ve scheduled our writing time during November, and what tools and resources we use to keep us on track. NaNoWriMo 2016: … read more

Writers Worth Month Roundup 2016

Every May, Lori Widmer runs Writers Worth Month over on the Words on the Page blog. She features a collection of guest posts, profiles of experienced freelance writers, and her own tips and insight into realizing our worth (and getting paid what we’re worth) as freelance professionals. Each year I take part in this month-long event. This year I submitted a guest post and was profiled, sharing … read more

3 Tools for More Productive and Organized Writing

Today marks the start of my usual year-end vacation, meaning I won’t be around much until the New Year (January 4th in this case). Before taking these yearly breaks I spend a lot of time evaluating my previous year. It’s how I set goals for the next year, but it’s also when I look at the tools and processes I’ve been using to decide what … read more

Mindly: A Simple, Beautiful Mind Mapping App

I’ve always loved the concept of mind mapping, but it’s not something I’ve done regularly. It’s something I’d prefer to use software for rather than one of my white boards but, quite frankly, I found every solution I came across to be ugly. Petty, I know, but if I’ll be looking at an organizational tool a lot, I prefer it to be clean and visually … read more

Cut Down on Wrist Pain with a Vertical Mouse

When I share resources for writers here, they’re usually along the lines of e-books or other downloads. But today I want to recommend something different — a new mouse that’s ideal for those long hours we writers can spend in front of our computers. More specifically, let’s look at vertical mice. I didn’t even know what a vertical mouse was until Anne Wayman mentioned them … read more